Friday, 9 March 2012

Preschool 1

Our week has been filled with many meows!  Cats, as pets, were our main focus this week and we even enjoyed a visit from a real live kitten!  We discovered how different types of foods pets enjoy including: meat for dogs and cats; seeds for birds; grass and pellets for rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs; fish food flakes, plants, and small insects for fish , frogs, and turtles; and hay, grass, and even sugar cubes for horses!  
Through the use of a Venn diagram the students discussed the similarities and differences between cats and dogs (in this case the Venn diagram had two circles overlapping and the middle, joined, space displayed commonalities between the two topics, dogs and cats, represented by the circles).
Finally, we have been continuing work on our unit book, My Book About Pets, and children have been practicing their counting, cutting, pasting, colouring, and sorting skills.  In our maths session we have introduced the concept of patterns and children have been provided many opportunities to work on patterning activities.  Next week we are looking forward to chirping and singing like birds!

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